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ID number:491931
Published: 12.01.2016.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: 10 units
References: Not used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
  How Homosexuality manifested itself in the 19th century?   
  Explanations for Homosexuality   
  The fear of Homosexuality   
  §175 Crimnal Code   
  Gender specific aspects   
  Short summary   

Gender specific aspects
Men as sexual beings => sexual urges
Women as asexual beings
Asexual, therefore not homosexual

Gender specific aspects
Anne Lister- the modern Victorian lesbian

Short summary
Homosexuality was present in the society
Different opinions about the cause of homosexuallity (biological and social)
No fear of sexual interaction but of social distortion
§ 175 Criminal Code from 1872 to 1994
Traditional gender roles present in “Abnormal” homosexuals

Questions and Discussion
Thesis: Homosexuality was rejected in 19th century because challenged the image of gender roles in the society.
Can this thesis be confirmed?

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